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Scholarship Name Scholarship Value Deadline
Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program $75,000 09/24/2017

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University offers up to 27 yearlong fellowships for research in the humanities and social sciences. The fellowship begins early September and ends in late May. Fellows will pursue independent research as well as collaborate with other fellows at talks and lunches with the Radcliffe/Harvard University community in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The fellowship comes with office/studio space and college library access.

Fellowship Competition $61,000 10/06/2017

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards postdoctoral fellows in the humanities an opportunity to research and lecture at Columbia University for up to 3 years. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University, located in New York City, and as postdoctoral research fellows. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester: at least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program of the University. In years two and three, Fellows teach one course per year. At least two of the three courses taught in the first two Fellowship years must be in the Core, which includes Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Society seeks to enhance the role of the humanities in the University by exploring and clarifying the interrelationships within the humanities as well as their relationship to the natural and social sciences.

Berlin Prize $60,000 09/30/2017

The American Academy In Berlin offers 24 fellowships for postdoctoral scholars to engage in independent study for up to one year. The Berlin Prize is a residential fellowship for a wide variety of disciplines designed to a establish a fellow in Berlin and internationally. Fellowships range from a length of six weeks to a full academic year. The fall semester typically begins in early September.

Postdoctoral Fellowships In the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Professions $55,000 09/30/2017

The Michigan Society of Fellows awards 9 residential 3-year postdoctoral fellowships at University of Michigan (UMich) to research, teach, and participate. The fellowship is also funded by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at University of Michigan, located in Ann Arbor. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor during the academic years of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, to participate in the informal intellectual life of the Society, and to devote time to their independent research or artistic projects. This is not an artist-in-residence program but rather an opportunity to develop one’s work in conversation with fellows from a range of disciplines during the three years of the fellowship.

Kluge Center Fellowships $50,400 07/15/2017

The John W Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in Washington DC awards up to 10 awards to postdoctoral scholars to carry out research for 4-11 months. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available.

Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Fellowships (Jerusalem) $50,400 10/01/2017

American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) and Albright Institute offer awards for up to 1 year for Ph.D. candidates and postdocs to do research in Jerusalem. The Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, located near the Old City of Jerusalem, includes a research library, workshops, computer facilities, and a residence with a hostel and apartments. The library, dedicated to ancient Near Eastern studies, contains more than 30,000 volumes, journal titles, and significant map and artifact collections.

Society Fellowships $50,000 10/01/2017

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University (SCH) offers 6-8 fellowships for scholars who are working on topics related to an annual theme. The Society encourages applicants to investigate the cultural, social, artistic, philosophical, and political implications of the theme. The theme for the 2016-17 fellowship cycle is "Skin". Fellows are encouraged to offer an informal seminar related to their research. Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York.

Yale Institute of Sacred Music - Postdoctoral Fellowship $42,000-$50,000 (depending on teaching duties) plus health benefits. Anticipated 11/2017 ( Previous deadline 11/1/2016 )

Fellowships support scholars whose work relates to the fields of sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies, or religion and the arts. Scholars in the humanities or the social or natural sciences whose work is directly related to these areas are also encouraged to apply. Fellows undertake a substantive and original project that relates to the mission of the Institute. This could be original scholarship, an art exhibition, a musical composition, or work of creative writing, etc. Some teaching is also required. Fellows are expected to live within a 10-mile radius of campus. The fellowship typically offers support for one year, though in rare circumstances it may be granted for two or three years.

Resident Scholar Fellowships $40,000 11/07/2017

The School for Advanced Research (SAR), located in Santa Fe, awards 4-5 fellowships for scholars to work on manuscripts related to humankind, for up to 9 months. Funding is also provided by Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education and the Vera R. Campbell Foundation. These various fellowships are for scholars to approach their research on human culture, behavior, history, or evolution at the School of American Research. The Weatherhead, Katrin H. Lamon and Anne Ray Fellowships are for 9 months. The Campbell Fellowship is for 6-9 months long. Nine-month tenure is from September through May. SAR is in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships $38,000 10/26/2017

The Andrew W Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) award up to 65 fellowships to students in their final dissertation year. These fellowships are awarded to assist students, in the humanities and related social science fields, in their last year of PhD dissertation writing. Award support is for one year. Research projects should be original and significant to contributing to knowledge. Fellowship recipients will have a strong scholarly record and career plan. Research projects will be of high-quality and fellows will be expected to complete the project in a feasible amount of time. The fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research.

Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship $35,000 10/15/2017

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) awards a yearlong fellowship to provide an opportunity for scholars to research and revise dissertations for publication. Candidates will conduct post-dissertation research relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope: American history and culture through 1876. A multitude of topics are compatible for the Hench Fellowship as long as it is relevant to the society's library collections. This fellowship will last 12 months and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. If desired, there are accommodations that fellows can rent to stay in.

Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships (Residential) $30,000 10/01/2017

The Getty Foundation offers 3 fellowships for up to 9 months to support postdoc scholars whose dissertation and research interests relate to the Getty in LA. The upcoming theme is Art and Anthropology. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Getty Research Institute, located in West Los Angeles. Getty Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence from mid-September to mid-June. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in cooperation with the Getty Research Institute (GRI), offers 2 residential fellowships. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Scholars-in-Residence Program $30,000 December 1

The Schomberg Center, located in the New York Public Library (NYPL), has collections about people of African descent and funds 6 months of research. This program is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Ford Foundation. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is in Harlem, New York and is a research unit of NYPL. The Center carries out research on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Researchers will participate in lectures, publications, and seminars.

Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships $27,500 11/03/2017

The Getty Foundation awards 9-month fellowships to pre and postdoctoral scholars to complete work on projects related to the theme of Getty Villa, located in LA. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, CA where they will pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. The upcoming theme for the Getty Villa is "The Classical World in Context: Egypt". Getty Villa scholars will focus on relations between the cultures of the classical world and Egypt from prehistory to the coming of Islam.

H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship for Masters Students at SOAS University of London, UK £25,000. 06/01/2017

SOAS, University of London offers H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship for full-time masters (MA and MSc) degree programmes at SOAS. The scholarship focuses on the study of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. These scholarships are open to UK/EU and Overseas students to enable them to undertake a range of full-time Taught Masters programmes SOAS, University of London is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the University of London. Founded in 1916, it is regarded as one of the leading universities in Europe. Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time masters (MA and MSc) degree programmes in following subjects: Full-time MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and the Middle East) with a focus on the languages of the GCC region full-time MA Arabic Literature (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and the Middle East) with a focus on the literature of the GCC region full-time MSc Economics with reference to the Middle East (in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences) with a focus on the GCC region full-time MA History of Arts and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East (in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities) with a focus on the art of the GCC region full-time MA Islamic Societies and Cultures (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and the Middle East) with a focus on the GCC region full-time MA Islamic Studies (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and the Middle East) with a focus on the GCC region full-time MA Media and the Middle East (in the Centre for Media Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities) with a focus on the media of the GCC region full-time MSc Middle East Politics (in the Department of Politics and International Studies, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences) with a focus on the politics of the GCC region full-time MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and the Middle East) with a focus on the GCC region Part-time programmes are not eligible. Worth of Award The total value of the scholarship is £25,000.  Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder can be used for maintenance. Eligibility The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship: Applicants must possess a First Class Honours degree, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent. Applicants must have provided evidence in the statement of their admission application of: Their motivation and commitment to their chosen programme; Their leadership potential and demonstrated engagement in their community and the world beyond; Why they would be unable to fund their studies without this scholarship Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible full-time programmes at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2017.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible. Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants The scholarship cannot be held along with any other major scholarship or studentship. How to Apply There is a two-step procedure: STEP 1: Apply for your programme You must submit a complete on-line application for admission. Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible full-time programmes at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. A complete application for admission includes transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK, two references, CV and a personal statement.  The panel will be considering your scholarship application TOGETHER with your on-line application for admission.   Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of the year.  You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods. It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 11 January 2017). STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 17:00 (The UK local time) on 22 February 2017. You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form, which will be available here on 24 January 2017. Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is February 22, 2017. Click here for more details and to apply

Cota-Robles $25,000 06/08/2017

UCLA Graduate Division gives UCLA Cota-Robles awardees the opportunity to activate their 2nd year of Graduate Division Cota-Robles funding.

Getty Predoctoral Fellowships (Residential) $25,000 10/01/2017

Getty Research Institute (GRI) supports up to 4 PhD students for 9 months conducting dissertation research in areas that complement resources of the institute. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Getty Research Institute, located in West Los Angeles. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. The upcoming theme is Art and Anthropology. Getty Predoctoral Fellows are in residence from late-September to late-June.

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship $25,000 November 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Preference is given to projects of at least a half year's duration and to students of the archaeology, architecture, classics, history, and sculpture. Award is for travel and study in the Aegean Islands, Asia Minor, Greece, Mesopotamia, Sicily, or southern Italy and is not intended to support field excavation projects.
Study areas: archaeology, architecture, classics, history, sculpture

Rome Prize Fellowship $21,000 November 15

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least three years at the time of application.
Award includes stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio.
Study areas: architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature (awarded only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters), musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, modern Italian studies.

Selected Professions Science & Technology Fellowship $20,000 January 10; November 15 (dissertation fellowships)

Applicant must be a woman in her final year of a master's degree program (including one-year programs) in architecture, computer/information science, engineering, and mathematics/statistics, or of a doctoral program in engineering. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Fellow must be enrolled full time and receive her degree at the end of the year.
Study areas: Architecture, computer/information science, engineering, mathematics/statistics

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship $20,000 December 3

Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theater, regional or urban planning and be continuing on to graduate study. Preference will be given to applicants under the age of twenty-five.
Study areas: art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theater, regional planning, urban planning

Fellowship with Albright Institute $18,500 October 15

Applicant must have Ph.D. in archaeology, architecture art history, or classical studies. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or student studying in U.S. universities.
One dissertation research fellowship awarded $18,500 for ten months.
Study areas: archaeology, architecture art history, classical studies

Dissertation Fellowships for Republic of China Students Abroad $18,000 10/15/2017

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange offers fellowships for Chinese citizens and PhD students who are writing their dissertation. These fellowships are awarded annually to support doctoral candidates in the writing of their dissertations. These grants are intended to provide support for research on topics related to Chinese culture and society, the development of the Republic of China, or Taiwan Studies. Their dissertations should cover fields in the humanities or social sciences. Successful applicants will work on a project that advances the field of Chinese Studies.

£17,500 International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships at Newcastle University in UK, 2017 £17,900 09/28/2017

Description: Newcastle University is offering scholarships for international students. These scholarships will be awarded to students who have applied through UCAS and been offered a place on an undergraduate degree program or International Foundation programme at Newcastle University for entry in September 2017. If English is not applicant’s first language they will need to provide a recognized English language test or qualification.

Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey $15,500 11/01/2017

American Research Institute In Turkey (ARIT) offers a number of awards for dissertation and postdoctoral research in Turkey for up to 1 year. ARIT/National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Advanced Fellowships provide support ranging from four months to a full year. ARIT Fellowships for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Research in Turkey provide support ranging from one month to one academic year. Scholars can engage in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Residential, research and study facilities are available at ARIT's branches in Istanbul and Ankara.

Craft Research Fund Project Grants $15,000 10/21/2017

The Craft Research Fund Project Grants provide up to $15,000 to support research, writing, documentation, images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research or dissertation yet to be completed. The purpose of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support research about craft in the United States. GOALS • To support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history. • To explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture. • To foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States. • To advance investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States. The Craft Research Fund does not support printing costs nor the creation of artwork.

Architecture Master Degree Traveling Fellowship $15,000 December 9

Applicant must submit a portfolio and travel plan and be recommended by school. Applicant must be graduating with a master's degree; award is for post-graduate travel and study.
Study areas: architecture

Architecture Bachelor Degree Traveling Fellowship $15,000 December 9

Applicant must submit a portfolio and travel plan and be recommended by school. Applicant must be graduating with a bachelor degree; award is for post-graduation travel and study.
Study areas: architecture

Fellowships $10,000 10/15/2017

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) awards 10 graduate students with 1-year fellowships whose studies relate to concrete and are identified by faculty. Undergraduates may also apply. 1-year awards are open to students pursuing graduate study in the fields of engineering, architectural, and materials science. These promising students are studying engineering, construction management, or other related fields of study in the area of concrete.

Architecture Traveling Fellowship - Second-Professional Degree $10,000 December 9

Applicant must submit a portfolio and travel plan and be recommended by school. Applicant must be graduating with a M.Arch. second-professional degree. Award is for post-graduate travel and study.
Study areas: Architecture

HABS-Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship $10,000 December 31

Applicant must be an architectural historian. Fellowship will permit this individual to work on a 12-week HABS project during the summer. The Fellow will prepare a written history to become part of the permanent HABS collection focusing on either a specific nationally-significant building/site, or a broader architectural history topic that will inform future HABS documentation
Study areas: Architectural history, historic preservation

Field Research Fellowship $8,400 08/31/2017

The Korea Foundation (KF) offers 30 fellowships for PhD candidates in the dissertation stage and professors who will research and write in Korea for 1-6 months. Fellows will pursue Korea-related research in the humanities, social sciences, culture and arts, and comparative research. The fellowship support program is designed to encourage Korean Studies research by doctorate-level students and prominent scholars through the sponsorship of their visit to Korea so that they can conduct onsite field research, access resource materials, and develop networks with Korean specialists. Doctoral candidates are expected to write their dissertation, and professor are expected to publish in journals or books.

Alabama Concrete Industries Association Scholarships $8,000 November 30

Applicants must be high school seniors, be accepted into an engineering college and pursue a degree in civil or structural engineering, architecture or studies related to the concrete construction/materials industry or attend a trade/technical school with course work related to the concrete construction industry or the concrete or masonry trades. They must be Alabama residents with a 2.5 or higher GPA.

Study Scholarship $7,500 10/01/2017

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a yearlong scholarship for grad students and master's grads to do a master's program in Germany or study there. Study Scholarships for Fine Arts, Architecture, Film, Music, and Dance are awarded to qualified students in these fields to provide the opportunity to complete a program of additional studies, with or without earning a formal degree, from a German institute of higher education.

Interior Architecture Traveling Fellowship $7,500 December 9

Applicant must submit portfolio and travel plan and be recommended by an accredited U.S. school. Applicant must hold a bachelor's or master's degree. Award is for post-graduation travel and study.
Study areas: architecture, interior architecture

Urban Design Fellowship $7,500 December 9

Applicant must be nominated by his or her school and be graduating from a master's degree program in urban design. Applicant must submit portfolio and travel plan. Award is for post-graduation travel and study.
Study areas: Architecture, landscape architecture

Robert N. Herbert Undergraduate Scholarships $6,000 June 1 - application; June 15 - supporting documents.

To encourage study in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering or marine industry-related fields.

Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Undergraduate Scholarships $6,000 June 1 - application; June 15 - supporting documents.

To encourage study in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering or marine industry-related fields.

Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Undergraduate Scholarships $6,000 June 1 - application; June 15 - supporting documents.

To encourage study in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering or marine industry-related fields.

Robert N. Herbert Undergraduate Scholarships $6,000 June 1 - application; June 15 - supporting documents.

To encourage study in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering or marine industry-related fields.

Edilia and Francois-Auguste de Montequin Fellowship $6,000 September 5

This fellowship is intended to support the research of junior scholars (usually scholars engaged in doctoral dissertation research) annually, and senior scholars (scholars who have completed their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree) every other year in even-numbered years. The research to be supported must focus on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture, including colonial architecture produced by the Spaniards in the Philippines and what is today the United States. Applicant must be a member of the Society of Architectural Historians.
Awarded in even-numbered years.
Study areas: Spanish/Portuguesse/Ibero-American architecture

Edilia and François Auguste de Montêquin Fellowships $2,000|$6,000 September 5.

To provide support for travel related to research on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture.

UC MEXUS Grants for Dissertation Research $6,000 09/15/2017

University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) awards PhD and MFA students to research Mexican-related studies for 2 years. UC MEXUS headquarters is located at University of California, Riverside (UCR). The grant is for dissertation or MFA research. UC MEXUS works at developing and sustaining a coordinated, Universitywide approach to Mexico-related studies. The program funds research in Mexico and the US.

Predoctoral Fellowships for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroa $6,000 November 15

Applicant must be a doctoral student studying art history and aspects of art and architecture in the United States, including native and pre-Revolutionary America. Fellowship is for a period of four to six weeks of continuous travel abroad in areas such as Africa, Asia, or South America, as well as Europe, to sites of historical and cultural interest, including museums, exhibitions, collections, and monuments.
Study areas: art history

Cohos Evamy Partners Travel Scholarship $5,500 October 1

Applicant must plan to enroll in the master's-level architecture program. Selection is based upon master's project proposal. Award is for travel intended to enrich experience in preparation for the recipient's master's project. Award is in Canadian dollars.
Study areas: architecture

Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship $5,000 May 31

Applicant must be beginning or already enrolled in an approved degree-bearing program of study in New York State that leads to licensure in a particular profession. Purpose of award is to increase representation of minority and disadvantaged individuals in New York State licensed professions.
Repaid through a service obligation.
Study areas: acupuncture, architecture, athletic trainer, audiology, certified public accountancy, chiropractic, dental hygiene, dietetics/nutrition, interior design, landscape architecture, law, massage therapy, midwifery, nurse practitioner

Craft Research Fund Graduate Research Grant $5,000 09/17/2017

The purpose of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support research about craft in the United States. GOALS • To support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history • To explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture To foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States To advance investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States

ACI Foundation Scholarships $3,000|$5,000 October 18.

To support high-potential graduate students whose studies relate to concrete.

Windgate Museum Internships $5,000 01/01/2075

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) selects four museums in the U.S. and/or abroad to serve as hosts each summer for the Windgate Museum Internship Program. Eligibility criteria and application deadlines vary depending on the host museum.

RIBA AHR STEPHEN WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP Personal academic mentoring by a member of staff at AHR and a £5,000 grant towards his or her studies Unspecified

The RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship was established in 2008 thanks to the generous support of AHR Architects and is offered in memory of Stephen Williams, a past Director of Aedas (as AHR was previously known as). The scholarship, named in Stephen Williams's honour, serves as an appreciation of his tireless devotion to the profession